+ 0 Votes Have you considered a virtual machine? NickNielsen Moderator 1 year ago Download and install Virtualbox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. Once you've installed it, create a Win8 machine inside it and see if you can restore the image file to that machine.If your hard drive is that badly fragmented, run a defrag overnight and install the VM in the morning. + 0 Votes Does anyone know how to open a Windows 8 VDHX Image file from a Windows 7 m Rick Sos 1 year ago I'm not an expert but I would just plug it into a machine that's running a Linux OS.Or maybe use a live Linux CD to snoop out what you need. Works great.